Use Baking Soda and Vinegar to "quick weather wood" to look much like driftwood! Remove finish on wood with ratio of baking soda and water. Spray with vinegar and let sit minutes. Then scrub it off with a brush, rinse, dry, and stain or paint it.
DIY Tree-Branch Coat Rack: Cut/collect some small-ish branches (during a walk in the woods or from pruning trees). Cut into desired sizes making sure the "back" of each piece is relatively smooth. Clean & seal them, Then.MAKE A COAT RACK!